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By Veronika Martenova Charles. 2007
Having been warned to stay away from the high waters of the local creek, the boys' imaginations run as swiftly… as the stream. Before they know it, they have scared themselves silly with stories like The Children with Green Teeth, from Britain; The Deadly Beach, from Hawaii; and The Waterman, from Central Europe. Some descriptions of violence. Grades K-3. 2007.
By Sharon Pollock. 1984
By Carol Shields. 2000
By Marilyn Halvorson. 1988
When his grandmother dies, 16-year-old Dare fears that he and his brother, 12-year-old Ty, will be put in foster homes.… They are taken in by a teacher, Laura McConnell. Ty, quiet and studious, settles into his new life, but rebellious Dare is haunted with the belief that he was responsible for his mother's death. Junior and Senior High. 1988.
By Sheila Fischman, Lise Bissonnette. 1998
The thread of cruelty runs through these short stories, translated from the French. They convey the betrayal inherent in love… stories, try to dispel all illusions, and approve of malice as a state of grace. And they describe final vengeance as often forging the most lasting ties between people. 1998. Uniform title: Quittes et doubles.
By Marilyn Halvorson. 1994
When Shane's dad is a day late from delivering some bulls to a ranch in Montana, Shane is a little… worried. When two days have gone by and his dad is still not back, Shane decided he can't just wait around. He's going to Montana to find him. But that's not so easy when you're fifteen and you don't have a driver's licence or much money. Sequel to "Cowboys don't cry". Junior and Senior High. 1994.
By Helen Humphreys. 2008
On the evening of November 14, 1940, Harriet stands on the roof of the Coventry cathedral beneath a full moon.… That night, the Germans come to unleash destruction, and for Harriet, Jeremy, the young man who shares her duties as a firewatcher, and his free-spirited mother, Maeve, the bombings will resonate for the rest of their lives. As Harriet and Jeremy make their way through the burning city in search of Maeve, cold dread brings to life both a grief and a love that Harriet thought she had put behind her forever. 2008.
By Lee Maracle. 1990
The majority of this book, originally published in the 1970s, is an account of the author's early years as a… native woman in Vancouver, California and Toronto. Filled with anger, pain and apathy, she found the strength to turn her life around.
2005. Borel and her French-born hotelier father set out on a French wine safari - she desired a deeper connection… to her father, but was also seeking escape from both the aftermath of a breakup and a car accident. The trip's early stages were strained by travel sickness and father-daughter bickering. Eventually, despite the buried secrets and intense emotions, her wine-tasting experiences led Borel to genuine breakthroughs, bringing about a change in her relationship with her father. Descriptions of sex and violence, explicit strong language. 2009.
By Douglas H Glover. 1996
Cairns, through the study of the historical record, discusses the desired relation of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to each other… in Canada. He considers the differences between the assimilationist assumptions of the imperial era and the more recent attempts at nation-to-nation negotiations supported by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and contemplates whether either of these approaches can lead to an outcome that will satisfy both sides. 2000.
By Sheila Burnford. 1977
By Kathleen Gallagher, Ann-Marie MacDonald. 2008
Scotland, 1899. Following her father's death, amateur scientist Pearl MacIsaac struggles to discover the secret of her family's past, which… her father had kept hidden with the help of the family doctor. A story of family secrets that have come to life and of the birth and evolution of ideas, including Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, contemporary medical beliefs and the concept of eugenics. Some descriptions of sex. 2008.
By Oskiniko Larry Loyie, Connie Brissenden. 2005
It is Larry Loyie's last summer before entering residential school, a time of learning and adventure. He cares for an… abandoned baby owl, watches his grandmother make winter moccasins, helps the family prepare for a hunting and gathering trip. But soon, a truck comes to forcibly take Lawrence and his siblings away to their new school, which would try to erase their traditional language and culture. Grades 3-6. 2002.
By Shree Ghatage. 1997
A young woman orphaned in adolescence finally understands love; a man tries to continue the family line, only to have… each wife die; and a mother rejects a possible wife for her son because she obsessively lives her life by the number five. A collection of short stories taking place in India's urban south, articulating the minutiae of daily life.
By Louise de Kiriline Lawrence. 1987
Louise de Kiriline Lawrence describes her aristocratic Swedish childhood during the 1890s, her gruelling experiences as a Red Cross nurse,… her passionate marriage to a Russian army officer, and her heartbreak during the Russian Revolution. 1987.
By Michael J Fox. 2009
In this follow-up to "Lucky Man" (DC24587), movie and television star Fox discusses his work, politics, faith, and family. An… advocate for stem-cell research, Fox describes the impact his Parkinson's disease has had on his life. Strong language. Bestseller. 2009.
By Margaret Wente. 2004
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente traces her true-life coming-of-age as an expatriate American in suburban Toronto. She also comments,… often comically, on such topics as Google, day spas, obesity, building your own home, and so-called Canadian royalty, chiefly Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul and Conrad Black and Barbara Amiel. 2004.
By Cynthia J Faryon. 2004
Gwendolyn Cramer was one of 48,000 war brides transported to Canada between 1942 and 1947. Many of them were escorted… across the ocean and handed over to their husbands with nothing more than a handshake and a cookbook. Following her heart to rural Saskatchewan, Gwen felt like a fish out of water, unable to milk a cow or cook on a wood stove, and then she had her in-laws to contend with. Some descriptions of violence. 2004.
By Lise Bissonnette. 1996
Art critic Francois Dubeau has died of AIDS. His mother and seven people gather in his apartment for the reading… of a document. Instead of the document, they find a letter by Dubeau to a former lover. He speaks of those he has loved, and of his own intellectual and artistic development, with vivid evocations of the European and Quebec art scenes. Followed by "Following the summer". 1996. (False pretences trilogy ; 1)